Journal

MEC Head Office Featured in a Japanese Magazine

MEC Head Office featured in Japanese Wood Building Magazine

 

The MEC Head Office was featured in the Japanese Wood Building Magazine. It looks at our high use of wood throughout the building.

Meet Proscenium’s Employees

Ben Nielsen

Name?

Benjamin Leif Nielsen

Where were you born? 

Brockville, Ontario

Where did you go to school? Why?

University of Waterloo. Proximity, but in retrospect it suited me, lots of ‘why’ along with the ‘how’.

What class in school has proven to be the least useful?

Dedicated class on using Form-Z.

What’s your most prized article of black clothing?

Toque.

What is the best building of all time?  

Zumthor’s Vals Thermae.

What are some of your favorite micro-breweries/food-trucks in Vancouver?  

Local Omnivore.

What do you never leave home without?  

Kindle.

Your Great Escape would be to?  

Cayoosh Creek.

If you could only play three albums in the studio, what would they be? 

They would be podcasts, not music.

What single piece of technology makes your life easier?

The wheel.

What magazine do you look for when you are stuck in a waiting room?

Highlights. But I try not to touch things in waiting rooms.

What word do you have trouble saying?

None, my prodigious vocabulary is matched only by my otherwise peerless elocution.

What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?

Sleeping in, reading, video games and overly elaborate meals.

 

Wood Design Conference Presenters

MEC Head Office Staircase

This past week, Hugh and Greg presented at the Wood Design conferences in Victoria and Kelowna, respectively. They told participants about the methodology that went into designing the MEC Head Office in Vancouver. They got to talk about the advantages to using wood, a renewable and carbon capturing resource.

Here is a write-up from the Kelowna presentation: http://globalnews.ca/news/2360234/new-mountain-equipment-coop-store-in-kelowna-will-have-prominent-wood-features/

Spooky Office Fun

Some of the staff carved pumpkins to add some spooky cheer to the office stairwell.

pumpkins

pumpkins

Shine Auto Wash and Storguard

 

Our Shine Auto Wash and Storguard build in Burnaby is coming along. This state of the art, fully automated car wash facility translates the simple task of washing a car into a spectacle. shineburnaby

Proscenium to work with MEC creating a new flagship store

MEC has begun the process to create a new flagship store in the Vancouver Olympic Village by mid-2018. The store 45,000 sq. ft. store will be located at 2nd Avenue and Quebec Street, just steps away from the Seawall.

The building will target LEED Gold certification and feature an undulating green roof that will capture rain run off.

MEC_cropped_OKO

 

Langara’s Science and Technology Building’s Steel Structure

The Langara Science and Technology continues to make good progress. Below you can find some of the work that has been done on the steel structure.

Photos by Latreille Architectural Photography

Photo by Latreille Architectural Photography

 

Langara Science and Student Services Steel - Teeple Architects

Photo by Latreille Architectural Photography

Langara Science and Student Services Steel - Teeple Architects

Photo by Latreille Architectural Photography

Langara Science and Student Services Steel - Teeple Architects

Photo by Latreille Architectural Photography

Langara Science and Student Services Steel - Teeple Architects

Photo by Latreille Architectural Photography

Private Residence House Progress

Our project for a private residence here in Vancouver is coming along.

The front of the house has been finished in stucco and composite panels. There will be a cedar screen in front of the Master Bedroom window that will be able to slip open for more daylight or be closed for more privacy. The Living room window will have a translucent film applied to its lower 4′ for visual privacy while still allowing in daylight.

Back

Private Residence, back view

front

Private Residence, front view

 

 

Meet Proscenium’s Employees!

Shereen Chak

Name? Shereen Chak

Where were you born? Toronto, Ontario

Where did you go to school? Why? I went to University of British Columbia for Architecture school. I believe that sustainability and awareness of the natural environment is important for design, plus I love how beautiful and culturally diverse Vancouver is!

What class in school has proven to be the least useful? Philosophy of Art. it has not proved useful so far.

What’s your most prized article of black clothing? My black jeans, because I can almost wear it anytime anywhere.

What is the best building of all time?   Wang Shu- New Academy of Art and Sanaa Architects- Rolex Learning Center

What are some of your favourite micro-breweries/food-trucks in Vancouver? Tacofino

Your Great Escape would be to? Botswana

What single piece of technology makes your life easier? GPS

What word do you have trouble saying? Worcestershire sauce

What is your favourite way to spend a Saturday? Snowboarding up in Whistler and then soaking in a hot tub

New West Scavenger Hunt

Last Friday the staff of Proscenium did a scavenger hunt out in New Westminster. We learnt about some New West history and architecture, then had a fabulous time at Steele & Oak where we drank excellent beer, ate some delicious BBQ and enjoyed the sunny weather.

New West Scavenger hunt